Minister Of Information Oppong Nkrumah Has No Power To ‘Storm’ Any Studio At GBC And Demand To Use Studio By Force, Director General Of GBC has spoken.

On Thursday,28/04/2021, we published this story >> Kojo Oppong Nkrumah Storms ObonuTV – Stops A Live TV Program And Demanded To Use Studio By Force<<.

In less than 24 hours we got the attention of the honourable minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah and Prof Amin Alhassan Director General Of GBC and 15 other media houses.

The P.R.O of the honourable minister of information Kojo Oppong Nkrumah was the 10th to call. He explained to me why he thinks the headlines of the story is fake and deemed it an attempt to defame the minister…

But I also made a few explanations and made it clear that…i have no evil intention against the honourable minister for whatever reason because I will not gain anything in tarnishing his image and that i only published a story exactly as i was informed after doing my own findings based on how bitter some people felt when they had their live show-stopped…because my rep who was present on the premises as at when the incident happened still insist that a programme was stopped before the time it usually ends to make way for the minister and his team to use the studio.

I was reliably informed that 2 gentlemen walked into studio 1 to inform the host of the show live on air that ‘sorry they have to cut short the show before the stipulated closing time because the minister and a team needs to use the studio‘…so the host quickly had to wrap up and end the show. How can such an incident be described in words? Is it a crime to report a live show was stopped by force in this context?

However, i promised the ministers’ P.R.O that i will do an update on the story with his exact explanation and i must confess how the P.R.O was professional in his discussion with me over the story…oh before I forget, the P.R.O also made it clear that the minister has no intention to tell me to pull down the story and that he only wants to make things clear from his side.

Minister Of Information Has No Power To Storm Any Studio At GBC And Demand To Use Studio By Force - Director General Of GBC 2

The 11th call we had was from Prof Amin Alhassan, the Director-General of GBC. Prof Alhassan’s call was threatening because he threatened to sue me /us if we fail to provide the name of the reporter who gave me such information after warning me he can use all resources at his disposal to drag me to anywhere he thinks can make me mention names… Is this evidence of Sam Jona’s allegation of the culture of silence in Ghana?

However,the Director-General also had this to say…

Minister Of Information Has No Power To Storm Any Studio At GBC And Demand To Use Studio By Force  - Director General Of GBC
Prof Amin Alhassan Director General Of GBC

He does not involve himself in studio management at GBC. The minister of information, some selected committee of parliament made of both NPP and NDC members, the executive secretary and chairman of the national media commission were supposed to have a meeting at GBC. The venue was the board meeting room of the GBC.

However, he was forced to change the venue when he realized that the number of dignitaries arriving for the meeting outnumbered the size of the board meeting room..the Director-General explained.

So he instructed ‘his boys’ to quickly find a suitable bigger studio and make it available for the dignitaries and the minister…and they returned to update him that studio 1 was ready to be used…Apparently, it is this studio 1 in which ObonuTV’s live show was in progress..but the Director-General of GBC said he wasn’t aware there was a live show going on at the studio and secondly there was no way ‘his boys’ would have ordered a live show to be cut short for whatever reason.

Now, let us look at it from this direction…

Prof Amin Alhassan, the director-general of GBC says he doesn’t get himself involve in studio management at GBC and studio management policy at the GBC was such that it was impossible for the minister of information Kojo Oppong Nkrumah to exercise his ministerial authority on any studio on the GBC premises.

So this rules out the involvement of the minister of information Kojo Oppong Nkrumah‘s name in securing the studio for the meeting.

However, this revelation pops up ‘his boys’ that the director-general said he sent to find a suitable studio for the meeting…and as far as i am concern with my findings,this is where something went wrong.

These ‘his boys’ that the director-general sent to secure another studio must be questioned as to how they got the studio ready in spite of GBC’s policy on studio management?

I think the Director-General of GBC must question ‘his boys’ rather than trying to apply ‘threatening words’ to pull out names from my lips. From my analysis, the Director-General of GBC can not be blamed simply because he trusted ‘his boys’ to do the right thing neither can the minister of information also be blamed…

If any investigation as to how such a ‘misinformed acrobatic approach’ was implemented in securing a suitable studio for the dignitaries that lead to us publishing >> Kojo Oppong Nkrumah Storms ObonuTV – Stops A Live TV Program And Demanded To Use Studio By Force <<, I think the first line of persons to be questioned here are ‘his boys’ the Director-General of GBC said he sent…because my rep, my boy, who gave us the information still insist that, 2 gentlemen walked into studio 1 and informed the host of the show live on air that ‘sorry they have to cut short the show because the minister and a team needs to use the studio‘…so the host quickly had to wrap up and end the show. How can such an incident be described in words? Is it a crime to report that a live show was stopped by force in this context?…

Isn’t it because of the impression the 2 gentlemen created at the studio when they walked in that has generated this understanding in everyone who is assuming the minister had used his powers to stoped the show?..who is to blame here?

Who are the 2 gentlemen who walked into studio 1 and ordered the show to be stopped to make way for the minister and his team? Are they the ‘his boys’ that the Director-General is referring to that sent?

Shouldn’t the Director General Of GBC ask the 2 gentlemen who secured studio 1 to tell him which programme was in progress when they walked in?… Wouldn’t that be a starting point for the Director-General to do his own investigation as to who and who are involved in what makes up this story>> >> Kojo Oppong Nkrumah Storms ObonuTV – Stops A Live TV Program And Demanded To Use Studio By Force<< rather than trying to attack me to mention names?

The Director-General of GBC also made it clear to me that he represents a new face of GBC.In a sense that,during his reign he will make sure everything is done right.If that is true,then what i think the Drecotr-General should be doing is..

1.Calm down, 2.find out exactly who the 2 gentlemen who walk into studio 1 to stop an active live show are, 3.meet with obonutv staff and find out what exactly happend.

This will not only enable him to know what went wrong and where and who caused it. This will also help him to put in place further structures to prevent a repetition of such unfortunate incident….

Have i become a criminal for publishing a story that seeks to inform that something was not done right?… so that ‘authorities that be’ intend to crucify me if I don’t mention names?…

Is this not our modus oparandi that has created the culture of silence in Ghana? so that people turn to keep silent when they see anything being done the wrong way?..where are we going as a nation with such mentality?

Miracle Child ( Emmanuel AHADJIE )
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